We're #144! We're #144!
We're coming to you live from Obit Central here at the Desert Mansion. To prepare for the tourney, I have recently completed the following:
1. Crack a beer
2. Have a smoke
3. Regulate my breathing
I almost feel like I don't want anything to play in the first hour. How's that for confidence?
Oops. Pocket 9s in the first hand. I raise 4x and win T30. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
I just started to list my table, which included fhwrdh, Jeff and darice. And I got moved. After two hands. I am not happy about this development.
My NEW table:
6: Yours truly
6:03: America's Wingman goes out. The world mourns.
I get pocket 9s again and drag a small pot.
Well, I'm pissed off. Out in 144th because I'm too stubborn to re-think a hand in the middle. A major issue for me.
I get pocket 10s on the button. Three limpers and I raise 5x to T100. Only UTG calls. I put him on AK, AQ or a medium pair. He re-raises me if he's got a bigger pair than I, I'm pretty sure. Flop comes jack-high with two clubs. UTG checks and I bet 125. He raises to 250. Now, my first impression is that he's trying to buy it. I don't see him calling with AJ and certainly not KJ. A set is possible, but I'm doubting it. So, I re-raise to T500 and think I'm taking it right there. Which was a good thought. I wish I had recalled it.
Because he called.
At which point it should have been apparent to me that he had, at minimum, hit the jack.
Since he didn't fold.
Which would make my read incorrect.
So I should revise it.
Turn is another rag and the bastard checks it to me again. Me, a bigger bastard, as well as a fucktard and a dumbshit, well, I pushed. He called and showed QJo.
Well, I could have never put him on that on the flop. And, to be perfectly honest, he should have given serious consideration to folding to at least 2 of my first 3 bets.
But when he DIDN'T, from then on, it's all on me. And I willingly gave away my last 900 chips.
I'm bummed. I wanted to play longer. I wanted to play better.
I do think I got the first tournament report up, however.